During an interview on Graham Bensinger’s In Depth series, actor Jon Hamm commented on whether or not he would be willing to play Batman for DC Films.
Mad Men star Jon Hamm has been a frequently proposed candidate to play Batman since rumors of Ben Affleck’s potential departure began circulating. While rumors suggested Jon Hamm was interested in taking on the Dark Knight mantle, the actor recently revealed that he has not had any conversations about portraying the Caped Crusader:
“I have never had a conversation with anyone about it, literally. And I’ve sat in the room with all these guys. I have never been offered anything. I think the Internet.”
However, Jon Hamm stated that he would be interesting in playing Batman provided that the script for the project was good:
“It depends […] on the script, what the story is. I am a huge comic book fan, always have been. I read comic books since I was nine or younger. And I am pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them and nd I like the genre, and I like when they are done well.”
After expressing his love for Marvel’s Black Panther and FX’s Legion, Jon Hamm elaborated on whether or not he would accept the role:
“I’d probably fit the suit. I’d have to work out a lot, which I don’t love. But, I am sure there is an interesting version of that being out there. And if they wanted to tap me on the shoulder and ask me to do it: why not?”
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Warner Bros. and DC Films are currently developing a number of projects, including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Cyborg, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, a Deathstroke film, and a Joker origin movie set outside of the DCEU.